Edited by Larissa Duarte & Rachel Thompson.
Welcome to the second issue of Seven Bridges. This year we wanted to continue the excellent work carried out by the previous team, yet expand the journal to incorporate more disciplines. We believe that students from all backgrounds have much to contribute. Sometimes their work and research go unnoticed, especially in what are normally thought of as practical subjects where it is a common perception that research and academic writing are not valued. In this publication we aim to demonstrate the value of undergraduate and postgraduate student research.
One key factor which is different this year is that we have engaged both undergraduate and postgraduate students as authors, peer reviewers and members of the Editorial Board. The students come from various disciplines, including Digital Skills, Creative Industries, Lifestyle, Education and Business. We are very proud to have involved international students. We feel we have reached out to the wider student community and provided everyone with a fair chance to be involved in this great opportunity. The Editorial Board have all worked exceptionally well together and it is our belief, and hope, that Seven Bridges can grow and expand to be a staple within the life of students at Newcastle College across all subjects. We are proud to present to you this first edition of Seven Bridges produced by students from several different disciplines, ages and backgrounds.
We would also like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome and to students from external institutions who have successfully submitted articles for this edition. This issue, we welcome students from Newcastle University and an international collaboration from The Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC Minas) in Brazil.
We would lastly like to acknowledge that this journal would not have been possible without the backing of the staff at Newcastle College.
Larissa Duarte & Rachel Thompson
Seven Bridges Editors
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